News

2018

April
 Alberto is leaving MPICI to start his Ramón y Cajal fellowship at the University of Cádiz. All the best and lots of success!!!
• Anne is leaving MPICI to start her well-deserved retirement. Thank you soooo much! Relax, have fun and enjoy all the planned trips!
 Our first collaborative paper with Reinhard Lipowsky and Ana Vila Verde describing the mechanical properties of coiled coils is published in Chemical Science.
 Our collaborative paper with Ethan Minot and Alan Rowan describing the characterization of FRET-based protease substrates is published in ACS Omega.
• Ruben starts with his internship. He will support us with peptide synthesis. Welcome!

March
 Tara starts as a MSc student. In collaboration with Damien Faivre, she will express and characterize magnetosomal proteins. Welcome!

January
 Aránzazu del Campo (Leibniz Institute for New Materials) is visiting for a presentation.
 Geonho starts as a PhD student. He will investigate the structure-function relationships of mechanosensitive sites in collagen. Welcome!

2017

December
 Together with Peter Fratzl, Petra Knaus and Christian Hiepen (FU Berlin) we have received a Flexible Funds grant from the Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies to study the effect of ECM mechanics on growth factor-ECM interactions.

November
 Emilia moves from Nijmegen to Potsdam to finalize the last experiments for her PhD. Welcome and lots of success for the last months…
• Jun starts as a PhD student. He will synthesize and characterize protein-based hydrogels with built-in molecular force sensors. Welcome!

October
 Patricia wins the poster price at the Multiscale Mechanochemistry & Mechanobiology Conference in Berlin. Congratulations!

September
 Isabell wins the JMR - AFMBioMed Young Investigator Award at the AFMBioMed conference in Krakow. Congratulations!

August
 Our collaborative paper with Carl Figdor and Alan Rowan about the affinity-based purification of protein-polymer conjugates is accepted in Bioconjugate Chemistry.
• Daniel successfully defends his MSc project at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. Congratulations!

June
• The program of our conference 'Multiscale Mechanochemistry & Mechanobiology' goes online. Registration is still open!

May
• Renukka successfully defends her MSc project at Amity University in India. Congratulations!
• Together with Peter Fratzl, Petra Knaus and Christian Hiepen (FU Berlin) we have received a Kickbox grant from the Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies to study the effect of ECM mechanics on growth factor-ECM interactions.

April
• Ana is leaving MPICI for TU Delft where she will start her PhD project. All the best and lots of success!!!
• Humboldt fellowship for Alberto. Congratulations!

March
• Joanna starts her internship in collaboration with Christian Hiepen and Petra Knaus (FU Berlin) to investigate cell stiffness with AFM. Welcome!

February
• Our collaborative paper with Carl Figdor and Alan Rowan about synthetic dendritic cells is accepted in ACS Omega.
• Ana starts with an internship to investigate coiled coils with single molecule force spectroscopy. Welcome!

January
• Renukka starts as a Master student. She will investigate spider silk proteins with single molecule force spectroscopy. Welcome!
• Ruby is leaving MPICI to start her own group at the University of Toronto. All the best and lots of success!!!

2016

December
• Tetsuya Hiraiwa (University of Tokyo) is visiting for a presentation.

November
• Leonie Barner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) is visiting to perform single molecule force spectroscopy of surface immobilized polymers.

October
• Cornelia Lee-Thedieck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) is visiting for a presentation.
• Patricia wins the poster price at the International Symposium “Functional Biointerfaces” at FU Berlin. Congratulations!

September
• Isabell successfully defends her Masters project at the University of Potsdam. Well done! We are very happy that she stays as a PhD student…
• Our progress report about molecular force sensors is accepted in Advanced Materials Interfaces.

August
• Daniel starts as a Master student to work on the expression and characterization of magnetite binding proteins. Welcome!

July
• Our collaborative paper with Hans Heus on the DNA-based crosslinking of strain-stiffening materials is accepted in Advanced Functional Materials.

June
• Our collaborative paper with Damien Faivre on protein-templated assembly of magnetite nanoparticles is accepted in Advanced Materials Interfaces.

May
• Florian Rehfeldt (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) is visiting for a presentation.
• Hester starts as a PhD student to work on the mechanical regulation of protein activity. Welcome!

April
• Alberto starts as a PostDoc to work on the mechanochemistry of coiled coil crosslinked materials. Welcome!

2015

December
• Our collaborative paper with Ethan Minot about the generation and monitoring of single defects in carbon nanotubes is accepted in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
• Our collaborative paper with Guenter Schneider describing the mechanical reversibility of strain-promoted click reactions is accepted in Angewandte Chemie.

October
• Gülnihal Yelken (Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey) is visiting to perform single molecule force spectroscopy on polymer surface interactions.
• Isabell starts her masters project to engineer coiled coils with metal binding sites in collaboration with Matt Harrington. Welcome!

September
• Lorena starts as a PhD student to work on the molecular determinants of collagen mechanics. Welcome!
• Anna starts as a PhD student to work on protein magnetite interactions in collaboration with Damien Faivre. Welcome!
• Carsten Grashoff (Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried) is visiting for a presentation.

July
• Patricia starts as a PhD student to work on the molecular determinants of coiled coil mechanics. Welcome!

June
• Robert Gralla from the group of Cornelia Lee-Thedieck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) is visiting to perform force spectroscopy on surface immobilized polymers.

March
• Humboldt fellowship for Ruby. Congratulations!

January
• Chun Biu Li (Hokkaido University, Sapporo) is visiting for a presentation.
• Ruby starts as a PostDoc to work on mechanical processes during bacterial adhesion. Welcome!

2014

October
• Melis starts as the first PhD student to work on molecular force sensors for the extracelular matrix. Welcome!
• Reinhild starts as our molecular biology technician. Welcome!

 

 

 
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